Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
In two separate but similar incidents, lakhs were stolen after telling the gullible victims that their currency notes had fallen. While the victims collected the notes lying on the road, the accused fled with the victims’ bag containing cash.
In the first incident a trader was duped of Rs 4.30 lakh in MP Nagar, while in the second incident a youth was deprived of Rs 2000.
According to MP Nagar police, RN Gupta is a resident of Arera Colony. The renovation of his house in going on and for this purpose he had come to MP Nagar to buy some material. At about 1 pm he reached a shop in MP Nagar Zone-1 and parked his car.
Just then a youth came and asked Gupta to back his car so that he (accused youth) may take out his car. As soon as Gupta started his car the youth came again and said your currency notes are lying on the road, please collect them. When Gupta got down from the car he saw Rs 10 notes lying on the road.
After collecting the notes he returned to his car and found the bag missing. The bag contained Rs 4.30 lakh cash and laptop. After receiving information, the police officials reached the spot and conducted the investigations. However, the police are clueless about the suspects.
In a similar incident in TT Nagar, victim Sauzya Arunwal, resident of Arera Colony, was deprived of his bag that contained Rs 2000 cash, documents, cheque and other material.
Youth ends life
Under Chunabhatti police station, a youth resident of C-Sector Shahpura committed suicide by hanging. The incident came to light when the victim’s elder brother went into the room. However, no suicide note has been recovered from the spot. Police believe the deceased was mentally upset.
According to the police, Satish Soni, son of Shivnarayan Soni, lived in C-Sector Shahpura along with the family. He worked as driver at a travel agency. On the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, he went to sleep after dinner.
A short while later his elder brother Sunil went to his room and called him. When there was no response he went inside and found his brother Satish hanging. Police did not recover any suicide note from the spot.
The deceased’s family members told police that sometime back Satish had met with an accident and an iron rod had pierced his stomach. He had to undergo surgery but he often experienced pain on this account. The family members expressed doubt that this could have prompted Satish to end his life.